Origins and Links to English Freemasonry
Freemasonry as we know it now, was established in 1717 [or 1721], however there is little written about the times before.
We use ritual that supposedly stems from the building of King Solomon’s Temple, but it’s said to be only symbolic.
So, let’s look at some the links between the Freemasonry of today with the original Operative builders. I hoped to find out if there is more than just symbolism – do we have a firm and provable link to those who built the earliest of temples? Well, it has been researched many times but here are a few findings.
In China, the implements of architecture were used in a system of moral philosophy at an early date.
Article by: Barry Stedman
Barry was initiated into Freemasonry in Tudor Lodge 6947 UGLE, and was Master in 1995 and served as Master in other craft lodges and PZ in HRA. He is also a member of the Essex Provincial Oration team (based in England).
Barry works in TV and shot a video with Jim Davidson OBE ,Chelsea Lodge 3098, promoting for the RMBI Prince Edward, Duke of Kent Court at Stisted (Essex, England).
Origins and Links to English Freemasonry – Part 1
Unexpected links between the Freemasonry of today with the original Operative builders.
Origins and Links to English Freemasonry – Part 2
The Regius MS & Deciphering the Oldest Charges
Origins and Links to English Freemasonry – Part 3
Quasi-Masonic societies – are the highly secretive Skull and Bones the real Illuminati?
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